Pipeline conducts emergency safety drill in Lake George

TransCanada Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) and emergency officials from Clare County  conducted a joint emergency exercise drill on September 18 to test response procedures in the unlikely event of a pipeline incident on the company’s Great Lakes Gas Transmission and ANR pipeline systems.

The drill included reports of a pipeline rupture, including hearing a loud sound of escaping natural gas.

As part of the drill, emergency responders had the following intersections secured during the morning:  The corner of Bringold Ave and Mannsiding on the North and the corner of Hickory Road and Browns Road on the South.

The “incident site” was on the west side of Hickory Road between the TransCanada Great Lakes Compressor Station and Transcanada ANR Pipeline Compressor Station. A Command Post was set up somewhere near one of the TransCanada facilities participating in the exercise.

TransCanada fully operates and effectively owns 69 percent of the Great Lakes Gas Transmission pipeline system through its direct ownership interest and its 33.3 percent interest in TC Pipelines LP.  The 2,115-mile system connects with the Canadian Mainline at Emerson, Manitoba, and serves markets in Central Canada and the midwestern U.S. See http://www.glgt.com.

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